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Jul 17, 2011 10:30am EDT
in ireland. >> never in my lifetime will it have the power that it had when i was a child. i think it is a good thing. >>> and in west africa, helping people find the way of abandoning the practice of female circumcision. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lily endowment, an indianapolis-based private family foundation dedicated to its founders' interest in religion, community development, and education. additional funding by mutual of america, designed and customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernathy, and it is good to have you with us. all week financial exports in and out of washington warned of the catastrophic consequences if the congress does not raise the country's debt ceiling after august 2nd. after that deadline the government would not be able to pay all of the obligations for first time in history. officials warned that could trigger financial chaos and vast hardship. by the week's end there were times of a tempo
Jul 17, 2011 10:00am PDT
" magazine. >> thank you, bob. in ireland, the justice minister describes as "truly scandalous" the findings of a new government report on clergy sex abuse, this time in a rural diosese of county cork. the report shows that complain against niteenriests were noreds rent as 09, thirteen years after the irish church hierarchy issued guidelines for the protection of children. this is only the latest episode in a long series of events that have altered irish society and left ireland's once-powerful catholic church so weakened, some say it could become irrelevant. deborah potter reports. >>> it is often called the emerald isle, and with good reason, because ireland is as green as ever. but the country that once was a bastion of roman catholicism has changed. the vast majority of people here still call themselves catholic-87% on the most recent census. butany ofhe most fahf church-goers ireland today aren't even irish. this sunday mass in limerick is said in polish for some of the thousands of immigrants who poured in during the economic boom of the past decade. but it's hard to find an irish cong
Jul 26, 2011 3:00pm PDT
. >> brown: and ray suarez explores the growing rift between ireland and the vatican over sexual abuse allegations. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's got to work on a big scale. and i think it's got to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: much talk, but little movement: the high-stake
Jul 2, 2011 2:00am PDT
ireland for the first time in january of 2007. i was actually lucky enough to find a man in his late 80's who lived in the same area that my family had lived in the 1800's who had been the oral historyian for the area and was able to know that my family had been there and i was able to confirm that with actually in the records, in the library. and so i will read a couple of pages. seems like the right time to introduce this. >> where we from in require land, mom? she replay plied. my father says the lacies are from tip rare the name of a city in require land, mom, which is it? is how the hell do i know. all i know is it's a long way to tib rary ♪it's a long way to go. then she told me, your father and i went to ireland but we didn't go to tibrare. this is the extent of the family history passed on to me about my irish american ancestory a song written in england in world war one perhaps written as a means to recruit the irish into the british military. i am the first person in my family to locate and travel to the town where we came from in ireland. it turns out that the town is only 60
Jul 9, 2011 2:00pm EDT
northern ireland. >> reporter: the conflict in northern ireland started way before these teens were born, actually centuries ago. >> basically, 800 years ago england owned all of ireland. ireland fought back, and to this day ireland has regained control of all of its land except northern ireland. >> reporter: traditionally, it's thought of as a war between two religions, catholic and protestant. >> when i got there, i couldn't believe how segregated the society was. there were walls running through the neighborhoods where these kids are from that keep them apart and basically sends the message that they shouldn't be friends with each other. that really inspired me to do something to make a change in kids' lives. >> reporter: so michael founded full court peace with basketball to cross the religious divide. >> basketball in northern ireland is not very popular, but it's neutral. sports like cricket and rugby are predominantly protestant, and gaelic football and hurling are predominantly catholic sports. i just realized that i could get both kids to play. they wouldn't look at a basketball
Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
these peace talks with northern ireland. what was it that caused all of this carnage over a long period of time? >> the goal was to drive the british out of northern ireland. it took the brits almost two decades to persuade the leadership that they were not going to leave. it could be that the british would not have defeated the ira, but the ira saw that they were never going to defeat the british. it started and evolution of thinking that there could be a political solution -- started and evolution -- started an evolution of thing that there could be a political solution. >> i have always thought those numbers of killed and wounded -- it is beyond the pale to call that "the troubles." why did every -- anyone come up with that terminology? >> perhaps it was a poet. you're talking about 600,000 dead and over 2 million wounded. imagine what that would do to our society to have that type of tragedy of that scale. you -- >> you make a couple that, in talking with the terrorist, negotiating with eagle, it was a key in the northern ireland that they found a partner for peace -- negotiating wi
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
ireland to see for themselves and we'll be there in the autumn. >> would the secretary of state agree if the northern ireland economy is held through the devolution of corporation taxes that must come at a fair, reasonable and acceptable price and not at a price that is detrimental to economic growth in northern ireland? >> well, i'm grateful to the honorable member for the question. every 2.5 percent reduction in corporation tax requires a 60 to 90 million reduction in the block grant. that is .5% of the block grant which many, many economies and very large numbers of businesses consider a very modest investment. >> questions to the prime minister. mr. ronnie campbell. >> mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house would wish to pay tribute to scott mcclairen for the royal regiment of scotland. this week i witnessed at first hand the sacrifice of our soldiers. i pay tribute to the bravy of this brave soldier. our thoughts will be with his family and friends but we pay tribute and all like him who serve our country so magnificently in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> he
Jul 10, 2011 9:00pm EDT
greece. we give 7 billion pounds to the bailout in ireland. we give 100 billion, this is the british taxpayer, 100 million a year for their -- the quality of the banks in this country for insurance purposes and other purposes, why does the prime minister does not get on his back and go down to the friends of the city? instead -- >> we got the gist. the prime minister. >> first of all, mr. speaker, it is this government who has put a nk levee on the banks so they are paying more in every year than they paid in the bank bonus tax under the last government. in terms of greece, i kept us out of a european bailout of greece. in terms of ireland, i would say that economy is so close and integrated with ours it is right we give them support. that, i think, is the right approach but this government is being tough in making sure the banks pay their fair share. >> severe droughts, conflict in food prices have combined viciously in the horn of africa. creating desperate hunger and threatening the lives of millions. with eight agencies short of funds, what is the government doing to help? >> wel
Jul 4, 2011 3:00am EDT
ireland. 22-year-old golfer rory mcilroy is the biggest thing in sports since a guy named tiger. a small town boy made good. how can he help me with my game? >> i'll do what i can, but i can't work miracles. >> u.s. open champion rory mcilroy in his first sit-down since that stunning victory. >> for me i won a golf tournament and that was really the end of it. but it is a bigger story than that. >>> and then, one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport. billie jean king. how she felt when she beat bobby rigs that that battle of the sexes. >> i still wake up in a cold sweat, i got to play that match! oh -- thank you, god, for letting me win. >> the challenges she faced coming out. >> i didn't get comfortable in my own skin until i was probably 51. >> and my surprising connection with her. i was a ball boy at wimbledon. >> no way. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> we will start by talking about rory mcilroy's smashing victory, 16 under par, the lowest score in tournament history. first start to finish winner since tiger woods in 2002 and he's only 22 years old
Jul 24, 2011 8:30am EDT
, standing and reputation. >> ireland overwhelmingly catholic, at least in name, but even before the scandals, the devotion of the irish people to their church had been declining, and yet a profound sense of faith still burns in many quarters of that country. it is nowhere more evidence than in the life and religious practice of the women of st. mary's abby in county waterford. deborah potter reports. >> reporter: the bells of st. mary's set the rhythm of life at the abby at glencairn. sounding the call to worship. >> on this day, sister michelle rings double bells for the feast of ascencion. >> it has the knack to do it, and one or two of us have the knack, so that's why i was ringing the double bells. >> from the young age, i had a yearning to be a none, in my teens, so it was part of my journey in seeking a life where i felt i could be as close or seek god as much as possible. >> life here is all about seeking god. this is ireland's only cistercian monastery for women, founded in 1932. >> it's a place where god is loved and worshipped, and it's a place where we pray for humanity.
Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
, ireland, spain and another are all coming under the suspicion that they will not be able to repay their debts. it's warning a second bailout may be needed before it can sell bonds to investors. and another meeting is planned on friday. matthew price, our correspondent, reports. >> in spain the stock markets trembled as the interest rate the country charges to borrow money, rose. the same happened in italy, another country that uses the euro and has large debt. some blame speculators. but it's clear the roots of the crisis lie here. until a long-term solution to greece's debt problem can be found, other countries that use the euro will be affected. >> one of the biggest problems facing your europe at the moment is a political one. the currency is stable. inflation is relatively low, and there is solid economic growth. but it's the inability of europe's leaders to come up with the solution to the greece crisis and their mixed messages on what they propose to do that's really spooking the markets. >> europe's leaders know they have to get over big political differences if the greek problem
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
trying to find solutions to a debt crisis which has snowballed across greece, ireland, and portugal. the challenge is preventing the prices from pitting spain and italy, which could reach critical levels. chris morris reports. >> for the past year, whenever european leaders have met, there has been one issue at the top of the agenda again and again. trying to fix the euro. the survival of the single currency has been called into question. there are increasingly urgent appeals for euro zone leaders to act decisively. >> they have said they will do what it takes to ensure the stability of their area. now is the time to make good on that promise. >> all eyes on the biggest countries. france and germany. how much more will they deal to help solve the debt crisis? and getting all parties to an agreement on making private shareholders like banks pay their own share. the three countries have already been billed out. greece, ireland, and portico. now greece needs a second bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis could spread to big economies like spain and italy. that coul
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>> susie: first greece, then portugal, now ireland-- late today, irish government debt is called junk. >> tom: one of the biggest bond investors, pimco's mohammed el- erian, talks about the i.o.u. troubles and the ongoing efforts to cut the red ink in america. it's "nightly business report" for tuesday, july 12. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. u.s. markets see-sawed today in reaction to a whirl of events around the world, susie. >> susie: tom, let's start with the federal reserve-- released minutes from its june meeting. with policymakers hinting they're open to a new round of stimulus, or so-called qe3. a warning from president obama that if lawmakers fail to reach a debt agreement, he cannot guarantee social security checks will go out on time. and moody's investor's service downgraded ireland's debt to junk status, saying the count
Jul 12, 2011 10:30am PDT
from ireland to be here. and been practicing since for the competition. all the best casters in the world come here. my fellow countryman came in first place and james is on the current team and he is the head man. >> it's unique. will not see anything like it where you go to compete in the world. competitions in ireland, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> tha
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
happened to ireland the first time. it's ignoring what's happening to ireland the second time. you can go down the list. spain -- atlantic ocean cannot protect us from what is happening to europe. yet, washington fiddles. >> it's hard to keep up. you wake up every day and there's a new country on the list. yesterday was italy. ireland, again, getting another bail out. >> after the first bail out. >> that's why the process in washington has been depressing. there's no long view taken at all. boehner and mcconnell capitulated here. it was a moment that we could do something big about the problem. >> what happens if germany says no we're not bailing europe out? >> pat buchanan? >> look, this is in the back of mitch mcconnell's mind. this helps us on fire in europe. it's gone from one room to another. if that house goes down, we want to be outside the door with no responsibility, no accou accountabili accountability. it is barack obama's problem to deal with. we don't want them to turn around and say the republicans did it. they are watching europe as closely, maybe more so than we are
Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
been fresh violence in northern ireland tonight. there was an attempt to prevent the nationalists to prevent marches. tens of thousands of younis -- unionists turned out for the march. the founder of the websites wikileaks has begun the appeal of his extradition from britain to sweden. he said that the case against him was politically motivated after his website published tens of thousands of american cables last year. russia has than observing a day of mourning after as many as 110 people died after a boat sank. a tourist boat sank on sunday. contagion, it is the work that is driving fear throughout the financial market. fears about the stability of spain and italy drove shares lower. that is all happening against the backdrop of the meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss a second bailout of greece. >> europe's debt crisis spread dangerously far today to the third and biggest economy in the bureau's own. the interest rates and charges to borrow money have been rising. spain also faced similar pressure. two huge economies being rattled by the greek debt crisis. they gather
Jul 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
makes one final descent to earth. ireland's leader attacks the vatican for putting its reputation ahead of victims of sex abuse by priests. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up on the program -- why new research suggests there is a link between your height and your risk of developing cancer. also, number one. number 100 and number 2,000, why the cricket match between england and india is heading for the history books. >> hello. an emergency summit ads eurozone leaders get underway in brussels shortly to try to resolve the debt crisis spreading across the zone. the most urgent need is to protect greece from defaulting on its debt, but the challenge is to strengthen the position of countries such as ireland and portugal and to avoid further contagion of this debt crisis to spain and italy. it's emerged that france and germany have agreed on the best steps ahead. from brussels, our europe correspondent chris morris reports. >> for the past year, whenever european leaders have met, there's been one issue at the top of the agenda again and again and again. trying to f
Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the year. the police in northern ireland say 16 officers were injured during last night's violence. the return to six arrests following trouble in several towns. nationalists you the attack police at the end of the busiest day in the marching season. more than 600 senior police officers are being removed from their jobs in egypt. the government has been under pressure from protesters who say the men were responsible for the killing of hundreds of people during the uprising against former president mubarak. 18 police generals are among those being fired. colonel moammar gaddafi's days are numbered. that was the dow from u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton today. yet, in libya, five months of civil war sparked by the arab uprising have so far failed to topple the embattled leader. his forces have now begun a counterattack in western libya against rebels open to an advance on to the capital tripoli. the fighting in the mountains have seen their rebel movement lose and then it regain ground around the villages. our world affairs editor was caught in crossfire. >> 6 in the morning i
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
officials say ireland is making good progress and is on track to meet its austerity targets. that is the word from bailout lenders including the european union. they delivered their assessment just one day after moody's downgraded irish that -- debt. officials from the eu, imf, and ec be have been in ireland checking if the government is worthy of receiving the next installment of its $85 -- its 85 billion euro bailout. ireland had been making good progress and there is no target unmet. the downplayed moody's decision to downplay irish debt. >> it is worth pointing out that rating agencies have got it wrong on the upside during boom times by underestimating the risks. it is entirely possible that are getting it wrong on the downside by overestimating the risks. >> dublin was granted the bailout when its banking and fiscal crisis threaten to destabilize the europe. if the current program is to stay on track, dublin will have to cut at least 3.6 billion euros from next year's budget. italy is also trying to fight its massive debt. >> sweeping austerity measures have won the initial approva
Jul 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
. three countries have already been bailed out. greece, ireland, and portugal. greece needs a second bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis scould spread to bigger countries like spain and italy. that could be catastrophic. for the delay could be dangerous. >> postponing over the summer was ridiculous. we would end up in a chaotic summer with speculation and for further problems in spain and italy. the problems could be so big they cannot be solved with the current instrument we have. >> there is no simple formula. patience is in short supply. if the european union cannot be made to work in its current form, the alternatives are stark. further integration fiscally or politically. they could break the eurozone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the e.u. has ever faced. bbc news in brussels. >> the irish prime minister has made an unprecedented attack on the catholic church. he accuses the vatican of tampering investigation into child abuse by priests. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generations. the close relatio
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm PDT
111.22-24 yen. yen buying further intensified in new york after moody's downgraded ireland sovereign debt tuesday, rated below investment grade following greece and portugal. major u.s. credit rating agency moody's downgraded irish government a notch from baa3 to ba1. the debt strapped country received a bailout package from eurozone nation. after that expires moody's said ireland will likely require additional financial aid to stay afloat. the agency added if further support becomes necessary, private investors may be asked to share the burden. >>> now let's take a look at tokyo stocks. in new york overnight the dow was lower for a third straight day as eurozone debt problems continue to worry investors. to see how markets are trading in japan this wednesday morning we cross over to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. ramin, how are the markets looking to far? >> good morning to you, ai. the nikkei and the topix trading in the negative in the first few minutes of trading and that follows on from the losses we saw on the dow and markets continue to be dominated by
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
interest rates and longer maturity. . the bank of ireland has avoided naturalization. private investors have agreed to buy over a billion shares in the bank of ireland to keep the largest lender out of majority state ownership. dublin currently owns 36% of the bank, but has been talking to investors about reducing its stake from 16% to 32%. they said this was tangible proof of growing confidence in the future prospects of the bank of ireland and the irish economy. global shares slipped on monday after moody's downgraded great that again, and also amidst a growing concern of a u.s. default. this report is from today's trading in frankfurt. >> at the stock market, the attention shifted from one debt crisis to another. this put pressure on the markets before recovering again. gold is viewed as a safe haven and the price is at record levels. shares from the financial sector are suffering most, also because of the downgrade of greek banks. moody's see significant risk in greece. >> let us look at the market numbers. in frankfurt, the benchmark dax closed 1/4 of a percent higher. the eurostox
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